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Equipment Report
  • EQUIPMENT

    The clubs Phil Mickelson has used to win at Pebble Beach

  • Odyssey's Milled Blade putter named after Phil Mickelson. (Courtesy of GolfWRX)Odyssey's Milled Blade putter named after Phil Mickelson. (Courtesy of GolfWRX)

There are few things as comforting as seeing Phil Mickelson stalking the fairways of Pebble Beach. For some reason, Mickelson and the Monterey Peninsula just make sense. The California native made his pro debut in the 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and he’s played the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am since 1995.

He’s a five-time winner at Pebble Beach, most recently in 2019, and finished third here last year at the age of 49. He’s been playing the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for so long that he’s competed against players born in every decade from the 1920s (Arnold Palmer) to the 2000s (Akshay Bhatia, who’s playing this week on a sponsor exemption).

As with any great player, it’s always interesting to look at the evolution of his equipment. In Mickelson’s case, his equipment setup has evolved since his second win at Pebble Beach in 2005, when he bested Mike Weir by four strokes.

You can learn a lot about how Mickelson’s mind works digging into his bag. These days, the top of the bag is built for long, unapologetic missile launching and the bottom is an artist’s toolbox built for variety and satisfying every creative whim.

As you will see from 2005 to now, the top of the bag stayed fairly traditional, and as time went on, hybrids, 5-woods, and utility irons found their way in. The wedge set up has always stayed quintessentially Phil, however.

Let's take a look at what he had the bag for three of his wins (2005, ’12, ’19) and what he has in play today.

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A close look at what's in play for Phil Mickelson. (Courtesy of GolfWRX)

2021

Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (8 degrees)

Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X

2-wood: TaylorMade “Original One” Mini Driver

Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X

4-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (16.5 degrees)

Shaft: KBS TD 80 C5 TX

Irons: Callaway Epic Forged (4), Callaway Apex MB ‘21 (5-PW)

Shafts: KBS Tour V 125 S+

Wedges: Callaway PM Grind ’19 “Raw” (54-10, 60-12, 64-10)

Shafts: KBS Tour-V 125 S+

Putter: Odyssey Milled Blade “Phil Mickelson”

Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT Tour

Grips: Golf Price MCC

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X with Triple Track

2019

Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (9 degrees)

Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1100

3-wood: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (13.5 degrees)

Shaft: Mitsubishi Fubuki J 80 X

Irons: Callaway X Forged UT (4,5), Callaway Apex MB ‘21 (6-PW)

Shafts: KBS Tour V 125

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind 19 (54-10, 60-12, 64-10)

Shafts: KBS Tour V 125

Putter: Odyssey Versa No. 9 White

Grip: SuperStroke Slim 3.0

Grips: Golf Pride MCC

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X (with Triple Track Technology)

2012

Driver: Callaway RAZR Fit (9.5 degrees)

Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC7.2 X

3-wood: Callaway Big Bertha Diablo (15 degrees)

Shaft: Fujikura Rombax 80 X

Hybrid: Callaway X Prototype (19 degrees)

Shaft: Mitsubishi Fubuki 73 X

Irons: Callaway X-Forged CB (4,5), Callaway RAZR X MB (6-P)

Shafts: Project X 7.0

Wedges: Callaway X Series Jaws (52@54, 60, 64)

Shafts: Project X 7.0

Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG PT82

Grips: Golf Pride MCC

Ball: Callaway Hex Black Tour

2005

Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Fusion FT-3 (8.5 degrees)

Shaft: Graphite Design PM Proto 70 X

3-wood: Callaway Big Bertha WarBird 4+ (16 degrees)

Shaft: Graphite Design PM Proto 80 X

Irons: Callaway X-Tour (3-PW)

Shafts: Project X 7.0

Wedges: Callaway Vintage Forged (52, 56, 60)

Shafts: Project X 7.0

Putter: Odyssey PM Proto Milled Blade

Grips: Royal Grip Sand Wrap

Ball: Callaway HX Tour 56